Resizing text and changing background colours in your browser

Excellent step-by-step instructions on changing the background colours on a web page are available from the BBC website:

Magnifying web pages

In many web browsers, if you use a mouse that has a scroll wheel, you can also magnify web page content. To do this, use the “CTRL” key while moving the scroll wheel backwards (to zoom in) or forwards to (zoom out).

Access key shortcuts to areas of this website

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate these access key shortcuts, as shown below:

  • Alt + [the access key]

     Internet Explorer for Windows

  • Shift + Alt + [the access key]
    Firefox for Windows

  • Shift + Esc + [the access key]
    Opera for Windows or Mac

  • Ctrl + [the accesskey]

     Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac
     Safari 1.2 (Mac only)
     Firefox for Mac
     Mozilla for Mac
     Netscape 6+ for Mac

Please note that the access keys do not work with the numeric keypad on the left hand side of the keyboard. 

List of access keys:

0 = List of access keys

1 = University of Auckland homepage

2 = Site map

3 = Search

4 = Programmes and courses

5 = Faculties, institutes and campuses

6 = Admission and enrolment

7 = Research

8 = Student support services

9 = Contact us


[ = go to beginning of main content


a = A to Z directory

d = Disability services

l = Life at Auckland

m = Campus maps and locations

p = Privacy, copyright and disclaimer

r = Accommodation

s = Scholarships

u = About the University of Auckland